Cranberry Sweet Chili Wings with Creamy Feta Sauce

Cranberry Sweet Chili Wings with Creamy Feta Sauce
By
Staff Writer

HUNGRY

The sauce made for the wings has the perfect amount of sweetness and heat, with a dash of vinegar to cut through the bold flavors. You’ll never think of blue cheese dressing as a must with your wings after you try this creamy feta sauce to go along with them.
 

Notes

Watch The Brothers Green make these wings in action on the food-centric YouTube channel HUNGRY

Ingredients

For the cranberry sweet chili sauce

  • One  14-ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/2  Cup  distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • jalapenos, seeds removed, finely diced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4  Tablespoons  butter

For the wings

  • Canola oil, for deep-frying
  • 3  Pounds  whole chicken wings
  • 3  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  smoked paprika
  • 1  Tablespoon  garlic powder
  • 2  Tablespoons  chives, chopped, for garnish

For the creamy feta sauce

  • 1  Cup  sour cream
  • 1/2  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1/2  Cup  creamy feta, crumbled
  • stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  chives, finely chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon

Directions

For the cranberry sweet chili sauce

In a medium saucepan combine all the ingredients except the butter. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and cook a few minutes more. Add the butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat and reserve. 

For the wings

Preheat the oil in a heavy bottomed pot to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Add the chicken wings to boiling water and cook 8-10 minutes. Remove wings to a paper towel lined sheet tray to dry completely.

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder. Coat chicken wings in flour mixture and add to the oil, in batches. Fry until golden brown and cooked through, 4-5 minutes.

Toss the chicken wings in the cranberry sauce. Garnish with chives.
 

For the creamy feta sauce

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with cranberry glazed chicken wings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
51g
39%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
46µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
127mg
18%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
1129mg
75%
Water
182g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.